A Davis County sheriff's deputy is being praised for his quick thinking and fleet feet after rescuing an unconscious driver and a toddler on Interstate 15.
Deputy Matt Boucher was responding to several 911 calls about a reckless driver on Sunday, Aug. 26, when the incident unfolded. The driver reportedly slumped over the steering wheel had crashed into a traffic barrier in Centerville before entering the southbound lanes of I-15.
The Standard-Examiner reports that Boucher had been running radar checks on the nearby Legacy Highway when the calls came in. He drove toward the driver's last known location and noticed other vehicles on I-15 maneuvering around the slow-moving Mazda sedan near 400 North in West Bountiful. By this time, the car also had a flat tire and was traveling at no more than 5 mph.